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Last updated: 02 May, 2022
Expert travel writer: Fionn Davenport

This brute of a course is the centrepiece of the Mission Hills complex and the best of its 12 courses – if you define ‘best’ by the most challenging. The course is built on black lava rocks and its 7,808 yards carves its way through jungle vegetation, wetlands and mature lychee trees – with multiple elevation changes throughout.

Although designed for tournament play – it has already hosted a series of professional events, including the World Cup of Golf – the good news is that you don’t have to play every inch of it: the forward tees, coupled with the generous fairways, make this an entirely accessible challenge for the mid-handicapper, who might otherwise give up the game through frustration or exhaustion!

Price from: £390
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
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Mission Hills Resort Shenzhen

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China[8 miles]

China’s most famous golf resort is a self-contained destination in itself, with boutiques and restaurants to complement the extensive sporting facilities. An astonishing twelve golf courses that surround it – all designed by Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh and Jumbo Osaki.

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